A/T Differential Backlash Inspection

NOTE: The illustration shows the 4WD model; 2WD is similar.

1.Install the driveshaft and intermediate shaft on the differential, then place the axles on V-blocks.


2.Check the backlash of the pinion gears (A) with a dial indicator (B).

STANDARD: 0.05-0.15 mm (0.002-0.006 in.) 

3.If the backlash is out of standard, replace the differential carrier.